Sunday, October 26, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, September 7, 1898
New York, August 30th-Captain Haskell of schooner Mary E. Palmer, writes
to explain that the "captain of the two Palmer schooners-Mary E and William B-at
Norfolk, 28th, from Guantanamo Bay, did not clear from the Custom House at Key
West, but were subject to the orders of the North Atlantic Squadron officers, and
there was therefore no mistake mad by the aforesaid captain, as has been published."
The captains were detained 24 hours at Norfolk, when their vessels were released by
orders from Washing.
Bath, August 31st.-A. G. G. Deering's yard, the new big 4 masted schooner is half
framed out. The schooner William C. Tanner is receiving half time survey, and the Ralph
M. Hayward given an overhauling.
NOTICE TO MARINERS.
Aug. 20th.-Light vessel No. 47 moored in Long Island Sound, off Cornfield Point,
was damaged by a collision with a passing vessel, which necessitated a change in
characteristic of the while glitch at her foremost head from flashing to fixed. This vessel
will therefore until further notice, show a fixed white light at her foremast head,
instead of flashing white, while that at her mainmast will remain fixed red, as etrofore.
Washington, September 2nd.-Notice is hereby given by the Lighthouse Board that
on or about September 20th, there will be established in Conimient Light station, on
Sand Split, W aide of entrance to Providence River, Rhode Island, a red sector, covering
an arc of 6 degrees between N by W 1/4 and N 3/4 W, covering Ohio Ledge to upper
Narragansett Bay. Bearing are magnetic; given approximately and for seaward.
Edgartown, Mass., Aug 30th.-Arrived schooner Kate, Captain Walker, from New
York for this port, with coal, grounded on Chappaquiddick Point this morning. She
will float with slight damage, at high water tonight.
Boston, Aug. 31st.-The tug N. P. Doane made an unsuccessful attempt last night
to raise the schooner S. A. Paine, which sank in Broad Sound, off Fawn Bar, while
inward bound on Tuesday morning from Deer Isle. She will be stripped and abandoned.
Hyannis, Aug. 30th.-Schooner Lucy Hammond, reported ashore was floated
yesterday afternoon, and remains here.
Vineyard Haven, Sept. 1st.-The disabled schooner George W. Glover, which was
towed in here recently from Nauset by the British schooner Harry, proceeded in tow
this morning for New Bedford, where she will be repaired.
Schooner Florence Randall, Captain Thompson, from New York Ferdinanda (Prague?)
went ashore, Wednesday forenoon, on the south point of Big Bay Island, south of Edisto
Island, S. C. She is buried in the sand to turn of her bilges-chances of saving the vessel
are poor. (The F. R. was built at bath in 1882 and bailed from Port Jefferson, N. Y.)
Boston, Sept. 8th.-The owners of fishing schooner Ella M. Doughty which was
dismasted by collision on La Have bank with British steamer Columbia, will bring suit
against the owners of the steamer to recover damages.
The big four-mated schooner Mary Palmer, from Norfolk for Boston, coal laded, went
ashore on Georges Island during a dense fog Sunday. She lies in an easy position, and will
probably be floated at high water, with assistance of a tug.
New York, Sept. 3rd-Schooner E. H. Weaver, Captain Faulkingham, from
Philadelphia for Bridgeport, Ct., went ashore on Rome Shoals early this afternoon.
Several attempts have been made to flat her, but without success. (The E H W was built
at Bath in 1887, and hails from New Haven., Ct.
Vineyard Haven, Sept. 4th-Schooner H. L. Whiton from Kennebunk for New York,
lost port anchor on Nantucket Shao last night. Procured another here from Susie D.